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Time out for a word study in Chapter 1….

I noticed that God breathed different words – two – for the words, “affliction,” “sufferings,” “tribulations,” in the first chapter of 1 Corinthians.  Paul’s “tribulations” in v. 4 is a different word than the “sufferings” of Christ in v. 5.  It is easy to assume they all mean the same thing, and they do have similar connotations; but, how are they different.  So, I made some personal notes on these words and instead of writing it all out for you, I will just paste them here.  You take them, look up the references, and check it out for yourself.

                  “Tribulation” in v. 4 is also in:

 2Co_1:8 “trouble; 2Co_2:4 “affliction; 2Co_4:17″affliction; 2Co_6:4 “afflictions; 2Co_7:4 “tribulation; 2Co_8:2 “affliction; 2Co_8:13 “burdened2Co_1:6 “afflicted; 2Co_7:5 “troubled;

“Tribulation” – anything which burdens the spirit – a pressing pressure due to circumstances or antagonism of persons. – Vine’s

FYI – Here are the references to this word in the New Testament:   Mat_13:21; Mat_24:9; Mat_24:21; Mat_24:29; Mar_4:17; Mar_13:19; Mar_13:24; Joh_16:21; Joh_16:33; Act_7:10; Act_7:11; Act_11:19; Act_14:22; Act_20:23; Rom_2:9; Rom_5:3; Rom_8:35; Rom_12:12; 1Co_7:28; 2Co_1:4; 2Co_1:8; 2Co_2:4; 2Co_4:17; 2Co_6:4; 2Co_7:4; 2Co_8:2; 2Co_8:13; Eph_3:13; Php_1:16; Php_4:14; Col_1:24; 1Th_1:6; 1Th_3:3; 1Th_3:7; 2Th_1:4; 2Th_1:6; Heb_10:33; Jas_1:27; Rev_1:9; Rev_2:9; Rev_2:10; Rev_2:22; Rev_7:14;

                “Sufferings” in v. 5 is also in: 

; 2Co_1:6 “sufferings”2Co_1:7 “sufferings”;

“Sufferings” – the emotions as consequent upon external influences exerted on the mind – a passive emotion, translated “passion” in Rm. 7:5. – Vine’s

It is interesting to substitute “passion” for “sufferings” in Phil. 3:10 – “That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his passions, being made conformable unto his death.”

Are we passionate about which our Lord was?

This word, “sufferings” or “passions” is found in these verses:Rom_7:5; Rom_8:18; 2Co_1:5; 2Co_1:6; 2Co_1:7; Gal_5:24; Php_3:10; Col_1:24; 2Ti_3:11; Heb_2:9; Heb_2:10; Heb_10:32; 1Pe_1:11; 1Pe_4:13; 1Pe_5:1; 1Pe_5:9;

Note: “consolation” in v. 5 & 6, is translated “exhortation” in Heb. 6:18, meaning “encouragement.”

               “Salvation” is in v. 6.  Let me remind you that there is an endurance “to the end” required for salvation.  See:  Mat_24:13; Mar_13:13;

 Mt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

 Mr 13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.


April 16, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately


  1. It’s interesting that much tribulation is connected with entering the kingdom in Acts 14:22.

    Thanks for the study of The Word.


    Comment by Bobber | April 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. And suffer is 11 times in 1 Peter.

    Comment by Bobber | April 17, 2010 | Reply

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